Jude Misko, Rutgers-Camden’s record-setting hammer thrower, PR’d Saturday at a meet in Chester, Pa.
Misko, a Cherry Hill East graduate, threw 204-1 in the invitational hammer throw competition at the Danny Curran Invitational at Widener University.
The event included three of the top hammer throwers in the country, including another Cherry Hill East graduate, Johnnie Jackson Jr.
Vlad Pavlenko won the event at 242-6, Jackson threw 230-6 and former Widener star Tyler Williams 229-0. Those three throws rank No. 20, No. 54 and No. 58 in the world this year and No. 1, No. 7 and No. 8 in the U.S.
Misko was the top collegiate thrower and had a very good series with 197-7 opener after a foul, then the 204-1, followed by another foul and then throws of 196-2 and 195-3.
He came in with a PR of 200-9 from a meet last spring at Franklin Field and then proceeded to average 197-5 on his four legal throws on Saturday.
Misko’s throw is No. 21 in NCAA Division 3 history and best ever by an NJAC thrower.
Misko is the defending NCAA Division 3 champ with a throw of 198-5 at last year’s national meet in Greensboro, N.C.
Jackson, 27, has a PR of 237-1 from a meet at LSU in Baton Rouge last April. He ranks No. 62 in U.S. history and placed 10th in the U.S. Olympic Trials last June in Eugene.
His 230-6 on Saturday is his 3rd-best throw ever.